Conversion efficiency, using strike volume

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  1. sn00ky

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    Hello,

    Trying to wrap my head around this. My MLT has 0 deadspace due to bottom drain, however, I do use a dome shaped false bottom, which yields about 2 quarts of wort, seperated from grain during mash. Due to this, I infuse the 2 quarts after the initial strike volume in my mash calculator (on brewersfriend). Example - this brew, I have 6.48 calculated strike volume, so I infused 0.52 to make even 7 gallons water - then doughed in once temps stabilized through herms.

    For calculating conversion efficiency, do I enter the 6.48 gal as expected? Or the 7 i put? Makes a difference in the calculation, and I believe the 7 would be correct.

    I know i can use the total volume, but prefer to understand this so i can expect for a good or bad lauter efficiency.

    Thanks!
     
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    You'd use the amount of water you put in the mash. You stir and so the whole volume is part of the mash.
     
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    Excellent, that's what i was hoping to hear, thanks!
     

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